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The goal of the climate change, agriculture and poverty alleviation project (CCAP) was that 'poverty has been reduced amongst small-scale farmers in Tanzania and greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture have been reduced through the widespread adoption of climate resilient, low emission agricultural practices.'

The project achieved this by advocating for Tanzania to develop and implement policies and strategies that prioritise support to small-scale farmers to enable them to improve their livelihoods through the adoption of climate smart agriculture and sustainable land and natural resources management.

The project was a partnership between the Agricultural non-States Action Forum, the Tanzanian Community Forestry Network (MJUMITA), the Tanzanian Farmers Network (MVIWATA), the Tanzania Forest Conservation Group and the Tanzania Organic Agriculture Movement (TOAM).

The project was active between October 2012 and December 2015.

Site-based activities were implemented in Kilosa and Chamwino Districts in Central Tanzania.


Reports and publications

TFCG 2015. Securing Village Land Certificates and Acquisition of of Certificates of Customary Right of Occupancy: case studies from 10 villages in Kilosa, Mpwapwa, Lindi and Rufiji Districts. TFCG Technical Report 50.

TOAM 2015. Mabadiliko ya tabia nchi, kilimo na kupunguza umaskini: kuwaweka wakulima wadogo kwenye sera na utendaji. Leaflet.

TOAM 2015. Climate change, agriculture and poverty alleviation: putting small-scale farmers at the heart of policy and practice. Leaflet.

TOAM 2015. Mabadiliko ya tabia nchi, kilimo na kupunguza umaskini: kuwaweka wakulima wadogo kwenye sera na utendaji. Poster.

TOAM 2015. Climate change, agriculture and poverty alleviation: putting small-scale farmers at the heart of policy and practice. Poster.

MJUMITA 2015. Uchaguzi mkuu na changamoto za wakulima wadogo wadogo nchini.

Mugasha, W.A and J. Z. Katani 2016. Identification of unsustainable land use practices that threaten water sources and other environmental services in Kilosa District.

ELPS, 2015. Evaluation report: Climate Change, Agriculture and Poverty Alleviation Project. Agriculture Sector Development Programme Phase 2 in the context of climate change: the good, the bad and the ugly.

ANSAF, 2015. Agriculture Sector Development Programme Phase 2 in the context of Climate Change: the good, the bad and the ugly.

ANSAF, 2015. Agriculture Sector Development Programme: Understanding Phase 2 

TFCG, 2014. Policy Brief: Small-scale farmers are the backbone of Tanzania's agriculture sector: is this reality reflected in local government plans and expenditure? 0.5 MB

CCAP. 2014. Study on best practices for technologies scaling up by small holder farmers.

CCAP. 2014. Study to assess impact of radio programmes in both Kilosa and Chamwino districts.

CCAP 2014. Recommendations for elected representatives on bringing about change in government support for climate smart small-scale agriculture and REDD+.

CCAP 2014. Mapendekezo kwa wakilishi waliochaguliwa na wananchi kuhusiana na kuleta mabadiliko kwa serikali katika kusaidia kilimo rafiki wa mazingiria kwa wakulima wadogo wadogo.

Baruani, I. B. and Senzia, D. A. 2013. Study to generate recommendations on how District agricultural Development Plans [DADPs] can address climate change adaptation and mitigation in relation to small-scale farmers: the case of Kilosa and Chamwino districts. CCAP. Pp 1 - 42. 1.8 MB

Iddi, B. 2014. Recommendations for elected representatives on bringing about change in government support for climate smart small-scale agriculture and REDD+. ActionAid.

Maleko, D. 2013. Assessment of changes in selected project progress markers for the Climate Change, Agriculture and Poverty Alleviation (CCAP) project in six villages in Kilosa and Chamwino Districts. ActionAid.

Mdemu, M. 2013. Policy Analysis in relation to climate change adaptation, mitigation, agriculture and REDD. CCAP Policy Brief. Pp 1 - 39.

MJUMITA (2013). Kilimo Rafiki na Mazingira.

Nambiza, W. (2013). Baseline study for the climate change, agriculture and poverty alleviation initiative. TFCG . pp 1 - 127.

(2013). Report on Documentation of Lessons and the Best Practice for climate Smart Small-Scale Agriculture 2013

TFCG 2013. Climate Change, Agriculture and Poverty Alleviation Project Leaflet. English Version.

TFCG 2013. Climate Change, Agriculture and Poverty Alleviation Project Leaflet. Swahili Version.


Documentary Videos

Suluhisho la Mabadiliko ya Tabianchi Kilimo na Misitu.

Chamwino Changes.


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